In today’s society, advertising is everywhere around people’s daily life. When you are watching TV, listening to the radio, reading newspapers or even just walking on the road, you can see or hear advertising in different forms. Although advertising helps people know more about the products, there is some negative impact. Advertising has significantly change people’s view of the world, such as delivering unrealistic images of men or women and unhealthy eating habits to people.
Advertising in today’s world is changing people’s minds about how they look at women or men. Most companies would hire people who are beautiful and slim to make an advertisement. Even if these people are not looking so good in the screen, the editor of these ads will try different strategies to make them look much prettier than themselves in the reality. That is the reason why men and women all look amazing in the ads. However, people who are watching these ads can misunderstand the real “beauty” in people’s real lives. They will follow the images they get from the ads, such as the desire for light color of skin, and skinny bodies. Someone may argue that everyone has their own right to choose what to do or not to do. No one can force them to do anything. Nevertheless, ads have the power of changing people’s minds without letting people themselves notice that kind of change.
On the other hand, advertising also changes people’s eating habits in a negative way, especially in the case of children. It is not hard to see people eating different kinds of food or snacks, like candy, fried chicken, pizza or many other junk food in the ads. However, there is an interesting controversial phenomenon in that, even though they eat all these unhealthy food a lot, they still keep their healthy bodies! This could be a lie the companies use to persuade the customers to buy their products. Consequently, children who don’t have the ability to make an informed decision will believe in this kind of lies. But in real life, unhealthy eating habits will result in some bad issues in people’s health.
Advertising makes people’s life more interesting and colorful, which also brings people some happiness when they are watching them. However, we still need to watch out for the negative parts of advertising in today’s world. Not only can advertising deliver wrong images of people, but it can also influence people’s eating habits, which may cause some healthy problems as well.